The Summit on Legal Innovation and Disruption
Virtual Experience • Audacious Mission
SOLID Brazil, Agenda – May 19, 2021
*Content Subject to Change
Day 1 – April 29, 10:00am BST
Welcome and Opening Remarks
David Cowen – Founder of SOLID and The Cowen Group
Session One: The Big Picture – New Perspectives – Trends – Challenges and Solutions
Start Time: 10:00am
Brian Corbin – Executive Director, Assistant General Counsel, JPMorgan
How to Build an International eDiscovery Program
How and why does United States based financial giant build its eDiscovery services unit in Argentina. What are the pros and cons of this international approach to productivity, efficiency and talent.
Jack Thompson – Ast. Director – Global eDiscovery & Legal Operations, Sanofi
What Legal Metrics to Measure, How to Measure and Why?
What are the similarities and differences between the United States and South America regarding legal metrics and what and how to measure success. Our 10 minute sprint discussion will cover management expectations, client expectations, economics, regulations and cultural differences.
Jeremy W. Burdge – Head of Legal Engineering, Hogan Lovells
US law Firms and Brazil
How are US law firms cooperating and coordinating with legal market leaders in Brazil? And how do they work collaboratively on extremely complex global investigations? There are many benefits. tothis collaboration
Mark A. Smolik – General Counsel & Compliance Officer, DHL Supply Chain Americas
You Get What You Measure. Measuring the productivity and efficiency of outside counsel.
Increasingly, law department leaders are being held accountable to performance driven standards and financial metrics. Recognizing you cannot effectively manage what you don’t measure, Mark Smolik, the General Counsel of DHL Supply Chain partnered with leading law firms and law department leaders to build Qualmet, the legal industry’s leading platform for evaluating the qualitative performance of professional service providers such as law firms and eDiscovery vendors. Mark will describe the significant financial return realized by buyers and sellers of legal services in conducting qualitative
Jose Paulo Graciotti – Partner and Consultant, GRACIOTTI Assessoria Empresarial Ltda.
The Future of Brazilian Law Frms
What is the current state and future state and opportunities for law firms in Brazil. What are the economics and international drivers of positive change and opportunity?
Damon Goduto – Partner, Lineal
The Big Picture
What is the interdependence of law firms, service providers and corporations. How does this new triad work together and what of the economics and various other benefits of this collaboration on an international level?
Renato Mandaliti – CEO, Finch Soluções
Bigger is Not Better. The Power of Innovation, Technology and Efficiency.
If the billable hour is King why did this visionary reduces staff from 2400 employees to just 400 and simultaneously increase the revenue of his firm 400%?
Eloy Rizzo Neto – Partner – Compliance, Investigations & White Collar, Demarest Advogados
People – Process and Technology
Innovation starts with people but these incredibly smart attorneys must be able to reimagine and reinvent process through the use of NextGEN Technology. how do you do this with attorneys that are typically reluctant and slow to change and evolve and adopt new methodologies and business models?
Breakout Rooms and Town Hall
What is SOLID?
SOLID is a TED-STYLE Talk summit focused on innovation and the business of law. Did you ever listen to a great SOLID Talk or panel and wish you had time to engage and brainstorm in real time on how to apply those ideas to your business? 14 speakers will give TED-STYLE talks around the intersection of innovation, advanced technology and the business of law. They share what they are doing, how they are doing it, and the business impact it has.
Our talks are followed by facilitated table talks, sprint panels, and town hall discussions, whereby participants discuss what they know now that they did not know before the session started and how to apply these lessons to their own organizations. SOLID provides participants with maximum interaction with peers and colleagues in a round table, workshop environment to assess current challenges and design concrete solutions.
SOLID Fall 2020 Insights
Director of Litigation Support at MetLife
Partner – Knox Capital Holdings
Sr. Manager, Head of Global Legal Operations Expedia Group
2021 SOLID Virtual Summits
Corporate Legal Executives & General Counsels
Law Firm Executives & Counsels
Technology Companies & Allied Professionals
Past Events Snaps
Reasons to Attend SOLID
Our day will be broken into four themed segments focused on innovation and disruption. We will focus on challenges and barriers, identify opportunities for meaningful change, and develop solutions for all market segments.
100 legal professionals and subject matter experts from law departments, law firms, alternative legal service providers, and academics.
Purposefully moderated tables with curated participants from all market segments.
Participants will switch their tables 2 times throughout the day.
“Solid is unique in size, format and quality of participants and presenters. I met so many talented professionals, given the intimate setting I was able to collaborate with others who shared similar challenges, was inspired by the innovative ways others approach them and gained strategic insight into emerging capabilities that I could bring back and apply. It’s a great forum to expand your insights into innovative approaches that are driving real improvements for how corporations deliver legal services. It’s not your ordinary conference if you want to engage in a thought provoking learning experience while expanding your network. I would highly recommend it.”
VP Corporate Systems at MetLife
“If you can attend this, I highly recommend it! Compliance Discovery Solutions was at SOLID East last month in NYC. The format allows for an exchange of ideas with a variety of legal professionals. In one day, I felt like I learned as much or more as I’ve learned from multi-day conferences!”
Vice President, Client Solutions at Compliance Discovery Solutions
“Before SOLID I would say I was a bit of an accidental innovator. I was naturally interested in looking for new and better ways to structure and manage my legal department and spend, but I was not aware of the incredible depth of knowledge out there about how to do that most effectively. SOLID brought all of the pieces together for me and allowed me to make lasting connections with others who are innovating within their teams and across the legal industry. I now have a much deeper understanding of how to draw upon a wide array of resources and technology to reshape what we are doing in a way that drives more value for less total spend. It’s also just a really fun and interesting group of people and the whole experience has expanded my circle of go-to colleagues.”
VP Legal at Columbia Sportswear Company
“I think the most valuable thing for me has been the chance to collaborate with, but also to listen to clients. Getting to hear first hand from GC’s and the C-Suite about their pain points and expectations is truly valuable. It really helps us to “sense check” and to ensure we are not only listening, but hearing and acting on what our clients expect and need from their outside counsel.”